Sarawak Cultural Village is a must if you want to know more about the culture and the traditional houses of the various ethnic peoples of this state. Located in Damai, this village covers an area of 14 acres with a man-made lake at its centre and is located 35 km away from Kuching.
It will take you about 45 minutes by road to reach this village. Plan to spend 2-3 hours here. This village is also the location of the annual Rainforest World Music Festival. There are seven type of houses you can see here.
The Bidayuh Longhouse.
The interior of the Bidayuh Longhouse.
The musical instruments on display at the longhouse.
The Orang Ulu House built using solid ironwood.
There are also two cultural shows daily that you can watch at the comfort of the air-conditioned theatre within the village itself. The first show starts at 11:30am and the second show at 4:00pm.
This multi-cultural show is performed by the natives of Sarawak using colourful costumes accompany by the musical instruments made from the products derived from this tropical rain forest. Each show has a duration of 45 minutes.
Watch and participate at the twice a day Sarawak Cultural Show.
Penan Nature Trail
If you are into nature and are keen to explore the flora and fauna here, head for starting point of the Penan Nature Trail near the Sarawak Cultural Village.
You can try using the blowpipe and make your own traps to capture the animals. Look out for the pitcher plant or the Nepenthes, Tongkat Ali or the Eurycoma Longifolia. Other animals you will probably encounter are the squirrels, birds, lizards and the macaques.
Video of Sarawak Cultural Village
Short Video Of The Cultural Show
Fees and Opening Hours
RM 30/child from 6 to 12 years old
FREE for children under 6 years old
Sarawak Cultural Village Operation Hours
9.00am to 5.00pm daily
Daily Cultural shows:
11:30am to 12:15pm
4:00pm to 4:45pm
You can stay at Kuching and do a day trip here. However, if you prefer to stay near this village, there are a few resorts that you can opt to stay. The Damai Beach Resort, Damai Golf & Country Club, One Hotel Santubong, Damai Puri Resort & Spa and Permai Rainforest Resort are the accommodation that you can choose from.
Check and compare the price of Damai Beach Resort here.
Getting To Sarawak Cultural Village
Most tour operator have packages that include the transport to and from your hotel, admission fee and lunch with price ranging from RM65 to RM95 per person.
If you are in Kuching and prefer to go yourself, you can take the shuttle bus that leaves Holiday Inn Kuching at 9:00am and 12:30pm. The return trip will be at 1:45pm and 5:30pm. Fee is about RM10 one-way per person.
Address Of Sarawak Cultural Village
Telephone No: +60 82 846 411
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